The trivago awards 2018 | the best UK hotels

By Katherine Sparshatt,

We’ve crunched the numbers and are pleased to reveal the best hotels in the UK that have made it into this year’s trivago Hotel Awards. We’ve taken all the hotel reviews on trivago and our partner sites in order to form this year’s list and each of these hotels outperformed the competition in terms of consistently good service, amenities and guest experience.*

So, whether you want to stay in the lap of luxury at the best 5-star hotel in the country or simply find a hotel that is renowned for its value for money, we’ve got the low-down on where to stay.

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Top 5-star hotel

1. Hotel 41, London

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This year’s 5-star winner is an intimate retreat just metres away from Buckingham Palace – the perfect hideaway for a weekend break steeped in luxury. Think marble floors, wood panelling, and antique furniture, all accompanied by impeccable service.

Featured in our in-room Jacuzzi’s piece, the master suite at Hotel 41 features a skylight where you can look up at the stars (complete with telescope), plush carpets, a large king-size bed and of course, a Jacuzzi.

Downstairs there’s a variety of dining options on offer, from the casual bar and restaurant, to the haute-cuisine of the English Grill where a more refined dining experience awaits you. You can also head across to The Curry Room if you fancy a little spice in surroundings reminiscent of a grand Indian palace.

Top 4-star hotel

1. The Clontarf Hotel, Llandudno

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Located in North Wales at the foot of the Great Orme, The Clontarf Hotel is a 4-star hotel with warm and cosy interiors, and the kind of friendly service that comes with a family-owned hotel.

Each of the rooms at The Clontarf are individually decorated with large king-size beds, accent wall paper, windows overlooking the surrounding views and en-suite bathrooms. If you opt for the Romantic room, you’ll upgrade to a four-poster bed for the ultimate fairy-tale feel.

Booking a room at The Clontarf means you automatically get breakfast included, and when you come down to breakfast on your first morning you’ll feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. The airy dining room plays host to one of the best locally-sourced Full English breakfasts you can imagine, plus fresh fruit, croissants, cereal, yoghurt and omelettes.

Top 3-star hotels

1. Cedar Manor

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Cedar Manor is a beautiful-restored country house not far from the shores of Lake Windermere. The house is styled in a traditional way but with all the modern comforts you’d expect from a 3-star hotel such as spa baths, flat-screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, and iPod docks.

Downstairs the light-filled restaurant boasts an AA Rosette, offering fine-dining and exquisite cuisine all using locally-sourced ingredients and curated under the creative excellence of Head Chef Roger Pergl-Wilson.

This hotel is ideal for a romantic break. When you consider the cosy interiors, incredible countryside and the candle-lit dining, it has endless potential for the mini-break of your dreams.

Top Alternative Accomodation

1. The Arthington Guest House

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The Arthington Guest House is one of Blackpool’s most popular family-run guest houses located close to the promenade and a short walk from the centre of town.

All the rooms are fully en-suite and have been recently fully or partially restored, with up to date features, free WiFi, and homey interiors. You can book anything from a single to a Superior King and all come with a complimentary breakfast.

Downstairs there’s also a bar, where you can enjoy a nightcap at the end of a long day of exploring, or a coffee in the morning before heading out.

Best-value hotel

1. St Michael’s Guest House

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This family-run Victorian guest house is ideally located in Scarborough, perfect for a weekend break breathing in the sea-air and relaxing in the guest house’s cosy interiors.

The six cosy en-suite bedrooms are all situated on the first and second floor and feature all the essentials for a comfortable stay including free WiFi, complimentary toiletries and the all-important tea and coffee facilities.

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast in the mornings, all made from locally sourced ingredients where possible before heading out to enjoy the sights of this delightful resort town.

The hotel chain awards 2018

We chose the most popular local chains based on searches on trivago. We want to award the hotel chains that local travelers repeatedly pick for their trips. From those chains we want to award the one Chain hotel that mostly impress the traveler for its variety of amenities and services.

1. MontCalm, London

2. Principal Hotels, York

3. Corus, Elstree


*For the trivago Awards 2018, we used data from an internal algorithm  – the trivago Rating Index – to aggregate guest reviews and ratings from over 175 million hotels globally. The hotel with the highest generated score in each awarded category is deemed the category winner, and to ensure accuracy, a minimum of 20 reviews were required for award eligibility

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